Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spaghetti Squash.....Thai Style

More often than not when we eat spaghetti squash it is usually topped with shrimp scampi, spaghetti sauce or Italian style vegetables with herbs. I was cautiously optimistic about using the squash with Thai flavors.  I'm glad I stepped out of  my Italian box.  The dish was delicious.  Here is the recipe adapted from Allrecipes.


1 lb. fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined 
7 oz. bag fresh beans sprouts
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons roasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon garlic chili paste 
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
4 garlic cloves, minced
5 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup chopped cashews 
chopped cilantro

Season the squash with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.  Cook the spaghetti squash in a 350 degree oven until tender, about an hour. While squash is baking,  start to mix the sauce. In a bowl combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic chili paste, minced ginger, minced garlic, and green onions.

In a saute pan heat 2 tbsp. of the sauce and add the shrimp and bean sprouts.  Cook on medium heat until shrimp are pink.  When squash is done, use a fork to scrap out the flesh into a bowl. Add the shrimp and  beans sprouts. Next add the sauce, green onions, chopped cilantro and chopped nuts.  
Toss gently to coat.

Mary from Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes  called it an Asian- Italian fusion dish. I think no matter what you call it, you'll be calling it delicious.


  1. This is so delicious! Love the add of crunchy bean sprouts.

  2. That looks beyond delicious! We had some shrimp last night for dinner so I am now looking for more shrimp recipes. This looks so good!! Fresh and healthy!

  3. This sounds amazing, Susan. It seems like this might traditionally have had rice noodles. The spaghetti squash is a nice healthy alternative.

    And your photographs are gorgeous!

  4. Looks delish , ok hungry now going to get some brunch ! Have a good day !

  5. I call it Yum! I'm thinking maybe dinner tonight! Bonnie

  6. This looks spectacular, I love the photos, Sue! I have lived a pretty full life so far, but I can't believe that I still haven't tried spaghetti squash!

  7. This looks so delicious & low calorie! You'll be wearing that itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny, yellow polka dot bikini before you know it! I can't wait to try it!

  8. It is My DIL's favorite dish. It looks just so yummy too.

  9. This does look good and I like the Thai flavors.

  10. Call me crazy but I have never tried spaghetti squash, and squash is my favorite vegetable...Your photos are fabulous, as I am sure is this meal! Blessings, Julie.

  11. Yum that looks like what we have been eating for the last two weeks, I'm going to print theist and make it soon.

  12. what an absolutely stunning and wonderfully colourful bowl of food... I need a big spoon please!

  13. I haven't tried this Thai style :) Usually I replace the pasta with the spaghetti squash (sometimes leaving out the meat). It's surprisingly delicious and a wonderful alternative to pasta.


  14. With the mouth watering photos of your healthy recipes, you should be in the food advertising bussiness.
    This one sounds and looks scrum-diddly-umptious ~:)

    Be well and happy, Susan. My thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind comment.

  15. Realmente exquisito me encantan los brotes tiene un aspecto perfecto y delicioso,abrazos y abrazos

  16. We absolutely love Thai food! I've pinned this and can't wait to give it a try.

  17. I just made spaghetti squash recently Italian style...now I can't wait to make your version as it sounds delicious.

  18. OH my gosh does this look good. I am sitting here wishing I were there sharing this with you. haha
    Gosh why aren't you my neighbor or sister where I could just pop in and feast with you.
    Stay warm

  19. So many people have posted that they can't wait to try this. I'm here to tell you that I did and I love, love, loved it and am a believer in your recipes! Can't wait to try more and more -- thanks!


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